reroute your journey

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by barbz, Apr 29, 2007.

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    barbz Guest

    I read that one of the feeders to the Bay Bridge MELTED!

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC (wdne)

    "Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to
    have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous,
    ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can
    produce."

    --Molly Ivins
     
    barbz, Apr 29, 2007
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    muddy cat Guest

    yep, it was on the news this morning. A tanker truck caught fire. It'll
    be a mess tomorrow morning.
     
    muddy cat, Apr 29, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    Timberwoof, Apr 29, 2007
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    Alan Moore Guest

    Worse for the afternoon/evening commute.

    Imagine, 2007 levels of traffic reduced to the 1940s street grid!

    Actually, I believe there's a freeway route around for some of the
    traffic, but it's going to be hellacious even so.

    Al Moore
    DoD 734
     
    Alan Moore, Apr 30, 2007
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  5. Today doesn't sound so bad. They offered free rides
    on BART and the ferries and reported lighter than usual
    traffic. San Francisco has always been famous for an
    abundance of ferries.
     
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Apr 30, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    haha.

    Actually, the opening of the Golden Gate bridge caused a lot of the
    ferries to get all mad an so they left in a huff and a puff.
     
    Timberwoof, Apr 30, 2007
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    barbz Guest

    This makes me feel a whole lot better!

    "OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers want to know how an inexperienced
    truck driver with multiple felony convictions was able to pass a
    criminal background check and get clearance to drive the tanker that
    brought down one of Northern California's most traveled highways in a
    fiery blaze."

    Guy had a history of drug abuse. Did time for heroin possession.
    That's the kind of guy I want to share the road with...sheesh!
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...AOL-?SITE=CADIU&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC (wdne)

    "Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to
    have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous,
    ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can
    produce."

    --Molly Ivins
     
    barbz, May 1, 2007
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    Paul Elliot Guest

    Seems the guy had actually turned his life around pretty well up to this
    point. Are you saying that he should have been denied an opportunity
    because of mistakes made years ago?
    I guess that there is no hope for anyone with a record in your eyes.
    My daughter is dealing with this attitude right now. She wants to do the
    right thing and get her life on track. No one will hire her.

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    Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics
    German, the lovers French and it is all organized by the Swiss.

    Hell is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics
    French, the lovers Swiss and it is all organized by Italians.

    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/paul1cart/albums/
     
    Paul Elliot, May 1, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    Perhaps he should not have been denied a truck license on account of his
    long past drug use. He certainly should not have been certified to haul
    flammable substances until he had several more years of experience
    hauling less-dangerous cargo. Had he dumped a truckful of sand that
    night, it would have been a mere inconvenience.
     
    Timberwoof, May 2, 2007
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    Alan Moore Guest

    Yeah, I think the total capacity of all the ferries running today is
    about the same as that of one or two of the ones I rode between SF and
    Oakland as a kid. They were big -- drive on-drive off ferries.

    Al Moore
    DoD 734
     
    Alan Moore, May 2, 2007
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    Alan Moore Guest

    Looks like it may have had more to do with the truck than with the
    driver: http://tinyurl.com/2t645u

    Until someone demonstrates driver error as the cause. I intend to keep
    an open mind. The trucking firm would appear to have other problems.

    Al Moore
    DoD 734
     
    Alan Moore, May 2, 2007
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    barbz Guest

    Perhaps driving a truck isn't the best pursuit for his life.
    Or flying airplanes, driving a school bus, that sort of thing. There are
    jobs that won't put other people's lives in danger.

    So he was trying to turn his life around. Fine. But, look what happened.

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC (wdne)

    "Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to
    have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous,
    ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can
    produce."

    --Molly Ivins
     
    barbz, May 2, 2007
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    Paul Elliot Guest

    How nice of you to hang him before the trial. The investigation is still
    going on and he has NOT been charged with anything Barb. Sure would not
    want your "open" mind on my jury.
    Sheesh...

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    Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics
    German, the lovers French and it is all organized by the Swiss.

    Hell is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics
    French, the lovers Swiss and it is all organized by Italians.

    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/paul1cart/albums/
     
    Paul Elliot, May 2, 2007
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    Rob Kleinschmidt, May 2, 2007
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    Alan Moore Guest

     
    Alan Moore, May 3, 2007
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    barbz Guest

    I was premature. This was in the paper today:

    SACRAMENTO – The gasoline tanker that crashed and exploded this week on
    a San Francisco Bay area freeway has been cited repeatedly for safety
    violations and was ordered off the road last year because its faulty
    brakes posed an imminent threat to public safety, according to federal
    records.

    Faulty brakes. Great. And yet, it kept on rolling. Also:

    The tanker or its driver have been cited 27 times since 2004 for
    violations ranging from unsafe brakes and tires to carrying more
    gasoline than the truck was rated for, according to documents obtained
    under a Freedom of Information Act request from the Federal Motor
    Carrier Safety Administration.

    The system would probably work if it were adhered to. Which brings to
    mind the thought of Mexican tractor trailers being allowed on California
    roads...

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    Barb
    Chaplain, ARSCC (wdne)

    "Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to
    have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous,
    ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can
    produce."

    --Molly Ivins
     
    barbz, May 4, 2007
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